It has become my go-to for just about everything. How soon will you be buying one? I have a Franchi Affinity just not the "3" I'm a Benelli fan but just can't justify the price difference. This elegant soft-shooting 12-gauge is a tip of the hat to its Italian engineering roots and also harnesses the superiority of the Inertia-Driven systems of its Benelli brethren. Are there anymore SBE III owners out there that can chime The author’s father with the 12-gauge Franchi Affinity … The argument about which gun to buy is very similar to which vehicle to buy. Both are great guns. Franchi Affinity 3 Half the price of its Benelli brethren, the Affinity runs on the same slick inertia system devised in 1903 by Christer Sjörgen. Fucile semiautomatico Marca: Benelli Modello: Super Black Eagle 3 Calibro: 12/89 mm Lunghezza canna: 710 mm Colore: Camo Max 5 Strozzatura INN Calciatura: nylon Peso: 3.300 Calcio confortec, astina in tecnopolimero, nasello e calciolo in gel tech. I have had ZERO function problems out of it. You must log in or register to reply here. I have shouldered both, and both of them fit me pretty well. ↳   Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest Archives, ↳   2016 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2015 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2014 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2013 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2012 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, By accessing or using this Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions as stated in the GobblerNation.com Rules & Terms. I would say just try handling them and see what feels better. I love my Benelli, and I just couldn't justify buying the Franchi at $100 less. Both guns look extremely similar and owning an older Franchi 612vs I know the Franchi is one hell of a gun. This is a breakdown of every 3-gun relevant part in the Franchi Affinity compared to the more popular (and more expensive) Benelli M2. Thread starter BeWitty; Start date Nov 21, 2020; Status Not open for further replies. Comment. Franchi Affinity Vs. Benelli M2 Benelli M2 I’ve heard a lot of folks getting torn between the Franchi Affinity and the Benelli M2, and it’s easy to see why. My thought was since I have an 870 in 12 gauge so having the 3.5 in a new one would allow me to shoot the bigger loads when needed, though it wouldn't be often. Thread starter #1. A discussion about Turkey guns, rifles, black powder, handguns, chokes, cleaning, and accessories. by Jstocks » May 22nd, 2018, 9:41 pm, Post Ynt: Franchi Affinity ve Benelli M2 Parçalarını Detaylı Karşılaştırma « Yanıtla #31 : 08 Eylül 2016, 15:48:13 » Arkadaşlar kusura bakmayın ama bence benelli m2 ile franchi affinity nin birbiriyle hiç alakası yoktur. Nov 21, 2020 #1 B. BeWitty Senior Member. Franchi Affinity The Franchi Affinity, an inertia gun, is assembled at the Benelli facility in Urbino, Italy. I couldn't tell you the last time I even pulled a Beretta out of the safe. The 2 piece recoil pads found on the Franchi's are wonderful. the Benelli Super Black Eagle has been 34 May 2012 sea eider taken with the new and very reli- able Franchi Affinity. ... Franchi, Benelli, Beretta, Uberti, etc., all under the Beretta Corporate logo. It's Benelli's idea of what a Stoeger M3000 should be, and is more compatible in terms of parts you'd want to replace for 3-gun with M2 parts so the built-in aftermarket is bigger. Affinity is Half the money but is SBE worth it? It has been from coast to coast, down to about 12 degrees snowing, saltwater, mud, ridden around in the bottom of the boat with no case, etc. A buddy and I both bought one and they are only reliable if you are shooting magnum or heavy loads. by jryser » May 22nd, 2018, 9:55 pm, Post by 10gaugemag » May 23rd, 2018, 7:39 am, Post As far as left and right I’ve never had an issue. by 10gaugemag » May 23rd, 2018, 7:43 am, Post I worked on floating birds and it's no big issue now but would be to some and it did force me to change my shooting style as I came from a flat shooting Sears 12 ga, not sure about the affinity in this regard. Now I know the more expensive Benellis will do the same thing, but I am speaking from experience with the Affinity. I also have new m3000's available locally for $499, and I've found parts online to upgrade easily as well. My buddy has a Franchi Affinity 3 inch and no complaints what so ever other then he said make sure you let bolt shut good. The money I've spent on winchester AA heavy target I could have put towards a M2. I've had no problems in the years since I've kept it relatively clean. Good afternoon everyone I’m in the the Market for a new shotgun, I’ve done as much research as I feel I can without going crazy. Re: Help me decide! By johnnytheboy, April 16, 2016 in Guns & Equipment. Life is good now with the maxus!! by Waddle Whacker » May 23rd, 2018, 9:52 am, Post The breaking point for me happened when it turned in to a single shot with birds dropping in the hole. It just depends on how much $$$ you want to spend. by Jstocks » May 23rd, 2018, 11:27 am, Post Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I was pretty set on picking up a new Franchi Affinity 3 on the way home from work tonight until I found a new Benelli M2 "American" for the same price. To me, its like buying a used car thats $500 less than a new one. S B E is good but the Affinity shoots great. Affinity is Half the money but is SBE worth it? I've had mine 7 years or so and love my SBE II, it does shoot high and a little left (wanna fix the left but haven't yet as it is very small). Well I must have got a bad Affinity I bought one 3 years ago and it was nothing but trouble from the start. I can also get a franchi affinity … June 4, 2012 Franchi's Affinity is a reboot of the Franchi line of inertia semiautos that bear an eerie resemblance to Benelli inertia semiautos. The Franchi is a very good gun and if the Benelli’s price is an issue, the Franchi fits the bill. Joined Sep 1, 2014 Messages 182 Location Covington, WA. Franchi Affinity / Affinity 3 ($800 in camo) Made at the Benelli facility in Urbino, the newest Franchi Affinity 3 has a larger charging handle and a bigger bolt release than the original Affinity. Keep in mind that semi auto's limit you on loads that can be shot (meaning shell length vs feed problems/ejection problems). If that is the case, you would need to have your receiver drilled and … Sweet guns, but Franchi has a new Affinity out with a pistol grip. For Benelli inertia guns, the action was essentially ignored until the Benelli Ethos and the Benelli SBE III, which added a little spring-loaded ball detent to address the “Benelli Click.” The Ethos retails starting at $1999, the SBE3 (with its tragic POI problems) retails at $1899 and up. I am researching the Franchi Affinity 3 or 3.5 vs the CZ1012 which is only 3 inch. So, I found a used benelli SBE I (not II) with a wood stock for $650. For Benelli SBE/Franchi Affinity Shotguns Weaver Rail Scope Base Compatible with Weaver style rings and Red Dots 8.8" Length Aluminum Matte Black Fits: Benelli Super Black Eagle and Franchi Affinity Shotguns. I have shouldered both, and both of them fit me pretty well. I upland mostly. FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR IT FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW! Thanks for indulging a long post. Is the benelli really worth 1k more does anyone have any experience with the Franchi Affinity mostly used for Turkey hunting so being able to withstand the beating of turkey loads is a must. Benelli M2 vs Franchi Affinity IMPORTANT: Trade Membership - 6 days remaining. I have the intensity model in 12 ga and my youngest has Affinity in 20ga. I am researching the Franchi Affinity 3 or 3.5 vs the CZ1012 which is only 3 inch. The stock is the main difference. And if so are they worth it? I have owned one for about 6 years now. !WE WILL BE DOING ALL THE POPULAR DUCK LOADS & COMPARING HOW THEY PATTERN AT 30 YARDS! Thread starter leroy; Start date Apr 26, 2019; Apr 26, 2019. Even as you first shoulder it, you’ll be surprised by its lean dimensions, functional design and ideal weight and balance. SBE 2 vs Franchi Intensity by Jwrong83 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:24 am Title says it all. JavaScript is disabled. I'm highly considering selling my Beretta A400 12 gauge and buying a Affinity 20 gauge. Personally I'd buy a pump or double. Aggravating. An Inertia Driven semi-auto, the Affinity 3.5 operates on the same, clean cycling system that made the Benelli Super Black Eagle famous (remember, Benelli is the parent company of Franchi). by Hunt4spurs87 » May 22nd, 2018, 3:16 pm, Post Yet some folks like to roll with a GMC Denali. Arrow3 Senior Member. I like my Franchi Affinity over the Benelli A300 Autos, Pumps are very good, it all depends what your needs are? I'm highly considering selling my Beretta A400 12 gauge and buying a Affinity 20 gauge. Sold Benelli SBE / Franchi Affinity 3.5 / Stoeger M3500 Thread starter BeWitty Start date Nov 21, 2020 Status Not open for further replies. Apr 26, 2019 #2. I am trying to justify not spending ... by all means get the SBE2. For Benelli inertia guns, the action was essentially ignored until the Benelli Ethos and the Benelli SBE III, which added a little spring-loaded ball detent to address the “Benelli Click.” The Ethos retails starting at $1999, the SBE3 (with its tragic POI problems) retails at $1899 and up. Looking for any input, I have owned several SBE’s over the years. im leaning towards the Franchi Afffinity 3 or 3.5 as of now. Franchi has a better warranty. I have been researching both the Franchi Affinity and the Benelli M2 recently and am still unable to pick a winner. 0 0 0. FRANCHI AFFINITY. How soon will you be buying one? WHAT PRICE GLORY? Franchi, Benelli, Beretta, Uberti, etc., all under the Beretta Corporate logo. My SBEII seems to be killing everything the last 10 years or so I’ve had it with no hiccups at all along the way. I've owned a bunch of different shotguns over the years, made by several different makers, and the SBE 2 is my all-time favorite. The trim forend helps keep your eye close to the bore axis, meaning quicker and more intuitive pointing. With good triggers and overall excellent assembly, it is both a very solid autoloader that is fairly priced. Rather than directing gas through the gun to cycle the action, the Inertia Driven system harnesses recoil. Been hunting with them for 3 years in the Delta and not a single issue. Great guns at a reasonable cost. EGW Benelli Super Black Eagle Franchi Affinity 3.5, Picatinny Rail Scope Mount (Longer Screws) (40601). Çalışma sistemlerini videodan defalarca izledim, çalışma istemleri farklı. Rating - 0%. I guess the Franchi just really took me by surprise at just how good it really is—and for a non-sale MSRP of about $700 less between the two aforementioned models in similar finishes. Shop Sure Cycle Berretta, Benelli, & Franchi Shotgun Magazine Extension Tube | Up to $7.00 Off 5 Star Rating on 1 Review for Sure Cycle Berretta, Benelli, & Franchi Shotgun Magazine Extension Tube + Free Shipping over $49. Franchi has me sold. Hopefully it will last him a long time. For more shotguns like the Franchi Affinity, check out our features on the Benelli Super Black Eagle, Beretta A300, Browning BPS, & Remington 870! Franchi Affinity / Affinity 3 ($800 in camo) Made at the Benelli facility in Urbino, the newest Franchi Affinity 3 has a larger charging handle and a bigger bolt release than the original Affinity. EZ bolt release lever for Benelli (M1, M2, SBE I, SBE II, Super Sport) / Franchi ( Intensity, Affinity) The bolt release is made of 6061 aluminum and is available in the following colors; Red, Grey, Silver, Gold, Purple, Pink, Green, Blue, Black. FRANCHI AFFINITY 3.5 By Laura Kovarik. The Affinity 3 semi-automatic shotgun is the ideal coming together of Italian craftsmanship and American passion. Check out my video on the subject: I will vouch for the affinity though. No clue about the Retay. Any thoughts to them. I wouldn't mind doing more goose hunting but it's not my main hunting. Really love them, “Ego is the anesthesia to dull the pain of stupidity”, I have a Franchi Affinity just not the "3". ity. Here's what I've narrowed it down to: Franchi Affinity 3.5 Elite, Benelli M2 Field - Comfortech stock worth it?, used Benelli SBE2 (obviously not Cerakoted). She looks a little worn, but still works just like the day I got her. For strictly turkey hunting, I’d take that over the SBE3. ..Longing for those glory days like the one when he cried run Lindsay Run... Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready. The Super Black Eagle would be the Benelli. If you put off doing things you want to do in life, all that happens is you get older! Gave it to a dear friend who also loved it. +1 SBE 3 Bought the Benelli in late November and birds die when I shoulder it. Benelli M2 vs Franchi Affinity. A well-done inertia gun assembled at the Benelli facility, it makes the Stoeger models look sad by comparison. We have found that some models are not drilled and tapped from the factory. I do love the ergonomics of a gun that feels smaller. You wanna tell guys at the bar that you shoot a Benelli or just need a gun that goes boom? I have a Franchi Affinity just not the "3" I'm a Benelli fan but just can't justify the price difference. All operating parts are in the forearm of the Franchi vs. the recoil spring being in the buttstock of the Benelli where if you hunt in the rain or the gun takes a dunk you need to remove the buttpad and stock to dry everything out. EGW Benelli Super Black Eagle Franchi Affinity 3.5, Picatinny Rail Scope Mount (Longer Screws) (40601). at the top of the pile when it comes to quality autoloading shotguns. Why this minor change is called a redesign is anyone's guess, but the several Affinity models I've tested have been solid performers. My buddy is ok with it, since he got his for turkey/ducks but mind is only good as a single shot on the skeet field. I have several buddies who have/had them and they have all dumped them and moved on to Franchi. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Buick, etc., all under the GM Corporate logo. Why? Post Cancel. It is one hell of a shotgun. I would get an extension and work any other upgrades as needed. Always figured you get what you pay for...seems to hold true with guns. It has probably had somewhere around the neighborhood of 20 cases of shells through it. Do not overlook the Franchi Affinity line however, great gun very good value. All franchi can tell me is to continue feeding it heavy target loads until starts to function properly. The internals between the two are similar if not the same but they both may not feel the same. Sure Cycle Magazine Extension Tube for Franchi Shotguns. Does a GMC do the job that much better than a Chevrolet? Both good guns. The Benelli Montefeltro vs. I can't speak for the SBE, but it gets great reviews from what I hear. After working on more than 600 Benelli's in the past 10 years here is how I would approach it, if you knew the age of the gun, serial number, and how much it has been shot, overall condition, recoil spring condition, the SBE II could be a attractive purchase. Perhaps Franchi’s most appreciated upgrades to the Affinity 3.5 are an oversized bolt handle, bolt release and an enlarged loading port—simple changes that make all the difference while hunting. Benelli has 10 yr warranty. FRANCHI AFFINITY VS SBE 3. I didn't think it was all that comfortable either once I got to hold it with the trigger lock off. I know the new shells 3 inch are more then enough. I have already had to contact Franchi concerning issues with my affinity. I love benellis, franchis, and all that they make though. I like my Franchi Affinity over the Benelli A300 Autos, Pumps are very good, it all depends what your needs are? Heck, if you only want a 3in gun, you can find those benelli montefeltro hunters for 699. UPLOAD SCHEDULE MONDAY 5PM- WEDNESDAY 5PM- FRIDAY 5:30PM! Benelli Super Black Eagle II / M2, Franchi Affinity 3.5, Picatinny Rail 0 MOA (.336" Screws) SKU:40601 From $29.99 Remington 4, 6, 7400, 750, 7600, 7615, Benelli Auto/Super Black Eagle/Vinchi, M2, Weaver 93, Stoeger M3000/M3500 Picatinny Rail 0 MOA SKU:40600 From It's been extremely reliable as long as I've owned it. I own a black plastic stocked Franchi Affinity - approximately 5 years old (pre-Affinity 3). Looking for advice...but first, some background. We have 3 affinity 20 gauges. I don't have either but I do have an Affinity and an M1 Benelli. I’ve shot everything from trap loads to 3.5” knock your shoulder out of socket loads in an SBEII and I’m rocking past 10 years now. I did keep a Benelli Vinci as a waterfowl option which I have yet to actually take duck or goose hunting. I have been researching both the Franchi Affinity and the Benelli M2 recently and am still unable to pick a winner. Retay vs Benelli vs Franchi 20 or 12 gau To me, the affinity and M2 are nearly the same guns and feel the same. Franchi Affinity 3.5 Elite vs Benelli M2 Field. If they are within $100 of each other, go get the SBE. The couple jams I've had came from an inexcusably dirty gun shooting light loads. Boasting a 316L stainless steel tube, a low drag follower anodized red, stainless steel spring and steel barrel clamp with a sling swivel, this Sure Cycle magazine tube extension is the premier extension for your Franchi 12 gauge shotgun including the Affinity, 612 & 912. All of that to say I'm buying a 20ga eventually and hear too much good stuff about the Franchi to pony up for a Benelli again. So the Affinity would be the Franchi. Benelli Super Black Eagle II / M2, Franchi Affinity 3.5, Picatinny Rail 0 MOA (.336" Screws) SKU:40601 From $29.99 Remington 4, 6, 7400, 750, 7600, 7615, Benelli Auto/Super Black Eagle/Vinchi, M2, Weaver 93, Stoeger M3000/M3500 Picatinny Rail 0 MOA SKU:40600 From From everything I have read and seen the Franchi Affinity and the Benelli M2 are pretty much the same gun. Personally I'd buy a pump or double. and has always went boom and ejected the shells. I know the new shells 3 inch are more then enough. I do know of a man that’s still shooting an SBE 1 after umpteen years. by hoobilly » May 23rd, 2018, 8:16 am, Post Why this minor change is called a redesign is anyone's guess, but the several Affinity models I've tested have been solid performers. The M2 – A closer Look On The Technical Nitty-Gritties Mark Griffin June 24, 2015 Blogs, Gear Review Leave a comment 21,455 Views The Benelli M2 is an advanced shotgun which is fast and accurate. The M2 is a great gun, but when you factor in the similarities and price, I would go with the Affinity. Apr 26, 2019 #2. im leaning towards the Franchi Afffinity 3 or 3.5 as of now. The Benelli is just a little more refined and finished. Gave me en excuse to get another one when the right one came along. The Franchi Affinity is hugely overlooked. Went with the benelli SBE 3, is for sons high school graduation present. by hoobilly » May 22nd, 2018, 4:12 pm, Post SBE II only if your heart is set in it; I wanted an SBE II but settled on a different gun until I got the SBE II. It might seem strange at first for Franchi to name a shotgun “Affinity,” but in the broad sense of the word, a natural liking for something, it fits. Otherwise I've own two sbe's but if I had to do it over again I'd buy an m2 or go with the franchi. Franchi's Affinity is a reboot of the Franchi line of inertia semiautos that bear an eerie resemblance to Benelli inertia semiautos. Which isn't a problem for me. Franchi Affinity / Affinity 3 ($800 in camo) Made at the Benelli facility in Urbino, the newest Franchi Affinity 3 has a larger charging handle and a bigger bolt release than the original Affinity. Of the 2 I prefer the Franchi. No, i want to know does the benelli offer any advantages over the franchi? This semi-auto from Franchi took a licking and kept on ticking! The rail is all bent up and about 1/2 of the camo is gone, but it functions flawlessly. That is not unexpected, as Benelli is Franchi's parent company. Share ... Brought a new Franchi Affinity at the start of last season to shoot ducks with as my OU is not steel proofed, Took it clay shooting several time to run a couple of … Is there something I'm not considering that fits my parameters? My kids are already discussing who gets it when I die in about 50 more years. Those 20-gauges with bismuth sure are deadly. These tubes are available in … by 10gaugemag » May 23rd, 2018, 6:39 pm, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests. He said when it quits killing ducks he’ll buy another. We shot a bunch of geese and ducks with one this year, and the TSA recoil pad softens … Post I know the Affinity has received accolades for years; and rightly so. I have tested several and they are good, solid, reliable … I also have a Franchi Affinity 3.5 and it is awesome. All Benellis shoot high because the Europeans don’t blot out targets with their guns, they swing under the target. Any thoughts to them. 7-yrs to be exact, think that's the best in the industry. Sold Benelli SBE / Franchi Affinity 3.5 / Stoeger M3500. I was pretty set on picking up a new Franchi Affinity 3 on the way home from work tonight until I found a new Benelli M2 "American" for the same price. Keep in mind that semi auto's limit you on loads that can be shot (meaning shell length vs feed problems/ejection problems). Love them. Those 20 ga affinities have quite the break in period. Absolutely love this gun! One of my SBE2’s, in bottomland, might be for sale. Actually made in the same factory. We have found that some models are not drilled and tapped from the factory. A terrific performing scatter gun. I like to think I am biased towards Benelli but I keep reading that the SBE III has POI issues yet I know two or three people that own them and say that theirs shoot 60/40. 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